About Susan

I have two blogs now which have nothing to do with each other. The first I have described below. The second is about living well with small fiber neuropathy. This is a very painful, nasty disease that ruins the lives of many people. My blog is about getting on with the good things in life in spite of the disease. I really hope that none of the followers of, Living Well, will be offended by my other blog as one has nothing to do with the other. That blog is about the radical evangelical Christians who start and support messianic "Jewish" organizations and congregations. I have been working for many years to educate my fellow Jews as to the threat we face from such evangelical Christian missionaries. They are the foundation upon which modern day messianic "Judaism" is built. After moving to the South in 1992, I slowly became aware of the movement to convert Jews using the outer trappings of Judaism and the lie that you can accept Jesus as your savior and still be a practicing Jew . This movement has grown by leaps and bounds and is now global with a heavy concentration in Israel. If you are one of the people I have described and want to participate on my Living Well blog you are welcome to do so. However if you bring up religion in order to proselytize, you will be blocked. So le's keep it light and informative in both blogs

Heard On A Plane

This post is mostly for my Christian readers and I would love to know what you think about it.

It has been a long time since I have written in my blog. When my mother O’H (of blessed memory)  became ill and eventually passed away I let a number of things fall by the wayside. For some time I have wanted to get back to informing people about what is going on with messianic “Judaism” and related groups but somehow haven’t felt up to it. Something  happened on our way back from Hawaii that has brought me back to my blog.

My husband, friends and I had just finished a wonderful twelve day vacation visiting four beautiful islands. I was looking forward to getting home (although not to doing all the laundry) and had just settled into my seat for the long flight from Honolulu to Dallas where we had a stopover on the way home. Suddenly I heard this rather loud piercing woman’s voice behind me, talking to the woman in the seat next to her. Normally I would have ignored her but my finely tuned ear picked up the words of a fanatical evangelical. I will just call her fan from here on.

The poor woman who was sitting next to her. At first the fan gave a long speech on how she had devoted her life to missionary work. Little by little she talked about how she had given up her career and only worked p/t when she could to support her missionary work. About ten minutes later I heard her say that she never asked anyone for money but that she was amazed at how perfect strangers, after hearing her story, just offered her money. This begged the question, was she a true missionary or a con artist. She certainly was strongarming the poor woman who was stuck next to her for nine hours.

I tried to sleep and just as I was drifting off I heard the words that always make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up,” ….and of course I have to spread the word to those who will not hear it, especially the Jews and the other lost children of G-d. Was I surprised, of course not. Evangelicals who need to validate their own belief by trying to get everyone to feel the same is an old story. At this point, the victim in the seat next to her said that she was going to try to sleep and thankfully it was quiet. Several hours later I woke to the sound of the fan continuing with her litany. She went on about her fiancee, how they met, how he was moving to Charlotte to be with her and would have to find work although if they could get enough donations he really wanted to join her in missionary work. The poor victim was skillfully led into asking just the right questions that would suck her further in.

One of the things that the fan said several times over was that she always traveled alone and relied on meeting kind people with G-d’s help. She clearly stated that she was coming back from missionary work in Hawaii where she was able to survive by the kindness of strangers giving her money for her mission work. Heck if missionizing brings you to cool places like Hawaii on someone else’s dime, I can’t see why more people don’t do it. Wait a minute! Isn’t that begging?

Okay, I could not resist making sure that this fan knew we were Jewish and said a few things to my husband and friends to assure that she did. Well we finally landed in Dallas and stopped at Starbucks to see what they had to eat (not much). Fan and a friend (not the older lady victim) were also there. We moved to the food court to get breakfast and two minutes later they were there as well. I nodded hello, they nodded back. Once we got on the flight to Charlotte, I never saw fan again. She was definitely not a messianic and I doubt she was a missionary. Were she, fan would have been all over us once she knew we were Jewish or at the very least asking if she could pray for our souls.

Now let’s see if you think fan was a con artist or not. Remember that she said she was traveling alone yet the woman who was with her in the terminal was obviously a friend, not a new acquiaintance. My opinion is that this woman was the worst kind of scam artist, using people’s religious belief to con them out of money. That is why I said this column is for my Christian readers. I may hate the fact that Christians have no respect for any other religions and would happily love us all into being just like them. So egotistical! However, no one deserves to be scammed like that so be aware that even among your own missionaries, there may be scam artists.

I will be going back to my usual exposure of and education about those groups that try and convert Jews through lies and deceit. Have to do some catch-up on my research, so much has been happening, none of it good.

What Pesach means to messianic “Jews”

Pesach has many levels of meaning and each Jew finds a level of comfort in which to celebrate this wonderful holiday of freedom from tyranny. What you will not find in any Jewish Hagaddah or Seder is any mention of Jesus. Yet, as seen below in a quote from a “Haggadah” put out by, www.shaddai.com , we see that Jesus or as they “euphemise”, Yehoshua, is an integral part of the Hagaddah.

“Leader: When He walked the Earth, our Messiah did not neglect this command. His ‘ Last Supper’ with the Disciples was a Passover Seder (Luke 22:14-15), much like the one we celebrate tonight. Passover is a Feast of the L-rd (Lev. 23:1-2, 5). During that time Y’shua revealed a deeper meaning to the feast, beyond a simple recognition of G-d’s deliverance of His people from bondage in Egypt. It is no coincidence that the Passover became the setting for the crucifixion; the plan of G-d was laid from the foundation of the world. The disciples were well aware of the story of Passover, having celebrated it each year all their lives. But on that particular night, they came to understand that their friend and teacher was the Messiah, that He was soon to leave them, and would return in power to redeem His people in a way they could not yet imagine.”

Here’s another example, from http://curtis.loftinnc.com/Haggadah.htm :

(Lifting the container with three matzot) 

These three matzot are wrapped together for Passover.  There are various explanations for this ceremony.  The rabbis call these three a “Unity”.   Some consider it a unity of the patriarchs – Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Others explain it as a unity of worship – the priests, the Levites, and the people of Israel.  We who know Messiah can also see in this the unique tri-unity of Yahweh – the Father, Yeshua – the Son, and Ruach Ha Kodesh – the Holy Spirit.  Three in one. 

What Chutzpah!! Do Jews go around saying that the Christian holiday of Easter has Jewish roots because Jesus was Jewish? Do we say that the three matzot represent the Trinity? (And don’t you love the Hebrew translation of the “Holy Spirit”?) No! We have no need to pretend that we are Christians the way that messianic “Jews” pretend they are Jewish.

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that the majority of messianic “Jews” are born Christians, not Jews that have become Christians. These evangelic Christians do not believe that Pesach is their holiday. They just use it as window dressing to lure Jews into their web of lies. A Haggadah with Jesus giving “deeper meaning” to Pesach?  Ridiculous. We all need to wake up and see  these evangelical Christians for the phonies they are and educate everyone we know to their tactics.  It’s not just that they want to convert us for their own needs, they take what is the basis of our faith and the beauty of our traditions and make a mockery of them.  A Christian Pesach? If that angers you then do something about it. Not sure what to do, contact me. Chag Sameach. 

The Power of emails

This morning my husband asked me to check out the veracity of an email he had received. It was about anti-semitism in France and was very familiar to me. Not only had I received it from two sources since the horrendous murders of innocent Jews in France, but I remember receiving it several years ago.

After some easy “googling”, I discovered that this email contained some partial truths. It was being sent around again due to the murders in France, ostensibly to bring more outrage and more feelings of animosity towards the Muslim fanatics. Hey, I’m no lover of killers of Jews or any other form of genocide but let’s stick to the truth. With that in mind I forwarded a link to those whose email addresses were on the email my husband received. To my surprise, I found three people who I definitely knew were messianic “Jews”.  One of them was, Sam Nadler, leader of, Hope of Israel, a pretend Jewish congregation not far from my home.

What a dilemma! Should I erase their names from my email? After all, my name was as familiar to them as theirs was to me! Did I want to have any contact with them that would seem to be socially accepting them as Jews? (I have stated before that a person who is born Jewish but now practices the tenets of Christianity, even if it is covered with Jewish paraphanalia, is a Christian.The door is always open for their return.) This email was obviously intended for members of the Jewish community as I knew several of the people to whom it was sent. So what should I do?

I decided to include their names. After all, they needed to know that the information they received was partially incorrect. Had people who were born Christian been on the list I would have included their names without hesitation. Being who am, I needed to do something to show these messianics that I was aware of their inclusion so I added a link to this website. If they are reading this now, I hope they will continue on and read my other posts.

It should be remembered that the reason the email my husband, I and countless others received was sent, was a reaction to the senseless violence perpetuated by hate and intolerance. Although most of my efforts these days go towards educating Jews about the growing danger of evangelical Christian supported messianic “Jewish” groups, there are other battles out there as well. Emails are a powerful force and I have seen them used in both positive and negative ways to influence people. One email sent to one person’s group of friends can reach thousands, if not millions of people in a matter of days. I have often wondered if I should write a sensationalized email about the battle evangelical Christians are waging against Jews. I could make it sound so frightening that it would surely be forwarded over and over. Why don’t I? My goal is not to scare people into hating another religion. It is to educate Jews to the methods used by these groups and prevent them from being lured by the cult-like methods they use. Hatred is never a good thing. Learning the truth always is.

May we all live to see a day when war and violence has come to an end and Christian evangelicals cease their campaign to convert Jews through the lie and deceit of messianic “Judaism.”

Messianic “Jews” or Apathetic Jews; Which is Worse?

This past Shabbos, a Rabbi gave a semon on Messianic “Jews” and a video that I (and possibly others) sent him. This video (http://jewishisrael.ning.com/video/ralph-messer-new-birth-crowns-eddie-long-as-king)  showed a phony Rabbi named Ralph Messer, wrapping Eddie Long (a suspected pedophile who paid off the boys that accused him of molestation) in a Torah that was supposedly from the Holocaust. I sincerely hope that this was another of the many lies that Messer spewed. The video is disgusting enough without that added horror.

The Rabbi talked about how we need to educate our youth and our seniors as to the tactics of Messianic Jews. It was an impassioned speech that, even though it did not have all the facts right, made an impact on the congregation.  There was only one major problem. This same Rabbi, along with several others and Jewish community leaders, shot down my request to either form an alliance with Jews for Judaism, or have our own clearing house for information about this growing problem. Education is the key, I cannot say this too often. Yet these Jewish clergy and community leaders felt that the miniscule amount of information given to our children and the total lack of education to adults and seniors, was  enough.  

Did this horrendous video change the Rabbi’s mind or was he just using it to fuel a stirring sermon? I don’t know but I will take advantage of it to challange this Rabbi and others to stand behind their words and do more than sermonize. The apathy of the Jewish community here in, the buckle of the bible belt, is inexcusable.  When John Hagee had one of his, United With Israel rallies here, some of the Jewish community leaders actually embraced him. An employee of Federation gave a speech and this same Rabbi gave an invocation at the rally.  Forearmed with documented facts I gave them about Hagee’s involvement in converting Jews (see my earlier blog on Hagee ) these Jewish leaders ignored the truth and fawned over this phony preacher.

APATHY!   Is it worse than the lies and deceit  the evangelical Christians use to convert Jews? You’ll have to make that decision yourself. I know how ashamed I am of people that tell me it’s not important to teach about messianics because if a Jew is stupid enough to fall for that garbage then who needs them. Even worse is the Jew that tells me the money for Israel raised by these preachers is more important than the few Jews we lose to them. It’s not just a few Jews and there are more in danger every day. If you are a Jew reading this, think of what you can do in your community to teach your fellow Jews about this rapidly growing threat and then do it!

First Fruits of Zion: Part Two

In November I wrote about First Fruits of Zion but it merits a second posting. FFOZ (First Fruits of Zion) is an educational resource for the growing number of independent groups of Torah Observant Christians and messianic “Jewish” groups. Their website seems to imply that they want to bring Christians back to the teachings and life style of the Jewish Jesus, living as they believe he did. If you dig a bit deeper, you will come up with statements such as this one from their website under the title, Preparing For Harvest.

 “First Fruits of Zion longs for the salvation of all Israel. We desire to see the Jewish people reunited with Yeshua, and for this reason we are engaged in a type of evangelism outreach. … We are taking the long road of preparing for a great harvest of Jewish believers by working to create an authentic, intergenerational, and biblical Messianic Judaism for them to enter.”  When they say salvation they mean conversion as they don’t believe you can be saved unless you accept Jesus as your savior. I don’t know about you but I don’t like being referred to as a crop being prepared for harvest.

Below are some other statements I have culled from the FFOZ website. In order to better help you understand their intent, I have added comments in blue lettering.

From First Fruits of Zion website (2009?)

Thus the call to the Kingdom is a call to the Torah of Yeshua. Discipleship is a call to imitation and obedience. We are called to be disciples of Yeshua, and as such it is our job to imitate him, obey him and raise up more disciples for him. ( By imitating the way they think Jesus practiced Judaism: tallis, kippah, torah study, they can bring in more Jews and make disciples of them.) The Sabbath, the Festivals, the calendar, the dietary laws and all the laws of Torah are components of imitation and obedience in that regard.

                        FIRST FRUITS OF ZION  WHITE PAPER

Mission and Message

Boaz Michael (Founder and leader of FFOZ)

First Fruits of Zion is a messianic Jewish ministry composed of Jewish and Gentile believers working together for the mission of “Proclaiming the Torah and its way of life, fully centered on Messiah, to today’s People of God.

We are dedicated to educating followers of Yeshua—both Jewish and Gentile—

All of our teachers and staff, Jewish and Gentile alike, endeavor to live according to the counsel of God’s laws. Whether it be a simple, biblical approach, a rigorous traditional orthodox Jewish practice, or anything in between, all of us are committed to upholding the Messiah and to growing in obedience to the commandments of God in our personal lives, our homes, and communities. (Read that as, they’ll try to imitate all branches of Judaism as to better build Jewish disciples (converts).

“Fully Centered on Messiah” We encourage a Torah way of life as part of the path of discipleship to Yeshua. The gospels teach that “every [disciple] when he is fully trained will be like his teacher” (Every Jew they convert will become a conduit to convert other Jews.)

However, one must be wary of making the Torah into a new legalism whereby people might assume that they need to keep the commandments in order to merit salvation. We are adamant in our position that salvation is by grace through faith: ( They may imitate Jews but have no intention of believing the way we do. They will only find salvation in Jesus. Oddly enough, some Torah Observant Christians have actually found beauty of the Jewish faith, left Christianity and converted to Judaism. These are not to be confused with the growing number of evangelical Christians that convert to Judaism only to open up messianic “Jewish” congregations in Israel and the Diaspora.)

At First Fruits of Zion, we are passion­ate about teaching Torah to all of God’s people, making “disciples of all nations”8—to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile.9  ( Almost every evangelic and messianic “Jewish” site that I have researched says, “To the Jew first.” Doesn’t that make you feel loved?)

At First Fruits of Zion, we have been “Proclaiming the Torah and its way of life, fully centered on Messiah, to today’s People of God” for nearly twenty years. Not only are we concerned with teaching Torah today, but we are also eager to see the Torah taught to tomorrow’s people of God. We are concerned for the long-term sustain­ability of the messianic Jewish movement as a whole. (FFOZ is like the slow-moving snail. It knows where it wants to go, is pretty sure it will get there but it doesn’t mind that it will take a very long time. FFOZ is in it for the long haul. So long as there are Jews that have not accepted Jesus, they will keep on going!) )

I hope this has helped you to better understand the FFOZ and all the messianic “Jewish” and Torah observant Christian groups that follow their teachings. If you have any questions or  comments I would love to hear them.

Welcome, “Jewish Israel” readers.

  I would like to welcome those readers  who have come to my blog through, Jewish Israel. After ten years of fighting against and exposing messianic “Jews” in and around where I live in North Carolina, I am finding more and like-minded people on the web.

Where I live there is a minimal effort to educate our Jewish community about evangelical Christians and their deceptive methodology to convert Jews. My efforts are often met with disdain as they fear it will dry up some of the “Christian funds” to Israel. The fact that there are now about 160 Christian funded messianic groups in Israel doesn’t seem to faze them.

Sam Nadler leader of, Hope of Israel and Word of Messiah Ministries is headquartered here. His website offers an on-line course on how to plant ministries.  Sid Roth,  distributor of, They Thought For Themselves, ( testimonies from ten Jews that accepted Jesus) has moved his, It’s Supernatural and Messianic Ministry here from Atlanta. The man is certifiable but he raises millions to convert Jews.Then there is the grandfather of big time evangelism, Billy Graham Ministries. His son Franklin, opened,”The Billy Graham Library” on the property of their evangelistic association. You may not think that Graham’s ministry is affiliated or supports messianic groups but you would be wrong. About five years ago I responded to Billy Graham’s column in our local paper; yes he has a daily column. Instead of answering my remark that I found a comment he made offensive to Jews, I received an invitation to join with and literature about, messianic “Judaism.”  Just because he doesn’t advertise it, doesn’t mean his money doesn’t support it.

So you can see that evangelical Christians are busy little bees in my city and that’s not even counting the many other small messianic groups that keep popping up. Still, this community refuses to face the truth. Southern Jews have been afraid to, “rock the boat” for so long that they make it easy for these evangelicals to flourish. Well, I may have lived here for almost twenty years but I’m still a brassy New Yorker.

  Any suggestions, thoughts, or support you can offer would be appreciated. Welcome to my blog!

A Personal Observation

I was a teenager in the turbulent ’60’s. I marched for civil rights and heard Martin Luther King speak in Washington in 1963. When most teenagers were screaming over the Beatles, I was singing songs of peace and harmony between all races and religions. When I look back at my youth and early adult years, I wonder how I came to be in this adversarial position over religion, and then I remember. This isn’t about my intolerance of another religion’s dogma. This is about using our own dogma against us. It is about children being trained from the time they are old enough to understand, how to attract Jews as targets for conversion. It is about taking the outward dressings of our faith and using it to lure us into a web of deception.

This is not about honest witnessing, which I also find offensive but at least an honest attempt to sell Jesus to non-believers. This is about a decision by certain religious leaders to use lies, deceptions and cult-like methodology to convert Jews. What is even more offensive is that they profess to do it to save “us”. If you have read my previous blogs, in particular, “Jews and The Rapture- Why They Want So Desperately to Convert Us.” you know that isn’t true. Their reasons are selfish and in fact they expect all of us to either convert or die after the second coming.

My target audience for this blog is Jews, to make them aware of how wide-spread this well-organized and well-funded movement is. Unfortunately, most of the people I know don’t seem to care enough to even look at it, much less help me get this out to other people. It is this apathy that will allow the evangelical Christians to continue on their path of converting Jews through lies and deception. The majority of the readers seem to be evangelical Christians. They will love reading this knowing that we are making their job easier for them to accomplish.

Sour grapes, maybe. It won’t stop me from continuing to write, to expose Christians posing as Jews and to show the true nature of evangelical preachers who want to love us to the death of our religion. If you are Jewish and reading this, think about passing it on. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

John Hagee

   I have a begrudging respect for John Hagee. It is quite an accomplishment to convince so many Jews, Jewish organizations and Israeli heads of state that you want to help them when in truth, you are trying to destroy their religion to fullfill yours. My exposure of him to fellow Jews has often been met with derision and anger. “How can you say anything bad about him?” they ask me. “Don’t you know how much money he gives to Israel and that he doesn’t convert Jews?” I once had a member of my synagogue  call me an idiot and a fool after I gave a talk about Hagee.

   Let’s take an honest, factual look at John Hagee starting with the claim that he does not try to convert Jews because of a the dual covenant theory. This espouses that Jews have a prior covenant with G-d and therefore do not have to accept Jesus in order to achieve salvation. In 2006, the Jerusalem Post said Jerry Falwell believed in the dual covenant theory. Falwell called the Post after the article came out denying this. The Post’s sources were televangelist John Hagee and Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg of Congregation Rodfei Sholom from San Antonio. They said the Post had misunderstood them. This story is covered fully by Jews On First and I highly recommend that you read it.  http://www.jewsonfirst.org/06a/current001.html
The Christian Right was already on Hagee’s case for saying that Jews did not need to be saved. He has vacillated back and forth for years. In the blog of Grace Media International and WQBC, Hagee states, “THERE IS NO DUAL COVENANT! The Bible says, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).” The article shows Hagee’s best web spinning efforts as he tries to appease Christians but hints that Jews are okay too. Here’s a link if you want to check it out
I have no idea what Hagee is thinking but I do know that he talks differently to his church members than he does to Jews. In a You Tube video of one of Hagee’s sermons, he talks about the 144,000 converted Jews that will fight the anti-Christ on earth after all true Christians have gone to heaven. Does he think these Jews are all going to stand up and volunteer to accept Jesus? Oh wait, he does. He thinks that will happen as soon as we see Jesus but those 144,000 need to be in place for the rapture to occur and Jesus to return to earth. So confusing!

    Nowhere on Cornerstone Church’s website or any website of Hagee’s that I have found, does it say that Jews are excluded from conversion. Rather they say that his members should spread the word of the gospel to all the world. Last time I looked, that included Jews. Check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63nbTTg4EcU In referring to the book of revelation: “It presents the Christ as triumphant, it presents the church as victorious.” He refers to a debt of gratitude to the Jewish people and then referring to G-d’s covenant with Abraham he calls the stars of the sky, the church (Oops, where did the rest of us go?) and the sands, Israel. Yet he expects Israel to be the seat of the new order where only those who have accepted Jesus will survive after the milennium. No practicing Jews in Israel, only converts to Christianity? Is this what Jewish supporters of Hagee believe? I doubt they even know he espouses that theory as they’re too blinded by the money he raises.

There are other things about Hagee that are very insidious. He trains his followers to effectively use political influence to turn this into a country run by Christians that follow right wing tenets. Simply put, if he and others like him are successfull, America would become a fanatical Christian country. Bye bye, Bill of Rights!
Here are some quotes from his church’s website.The bold emphasis is mine.
The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God. We believe in His substitutionary death for all men, His resurrection, and His eventual return to judge the world.
We believe all men are born with a sinful nature and that the work of the Cross was to redeem man from the power of sin. We believe that this salvation is available to all who will receive it.
The Church

We believe in the Church as the eternal and universal Body of Christ consisting of all those who have accepted the work of the atonement. We believe in the need for a local assembly of believers for the purpose of evangelism and edification.
We believe that evangelism is the obligation of every follower of Jesus Christ. The Lord commands us to go out and make disciples of all the earth. We believe that each person is first responsible to evangelism in their own family as the Holy Spirit leads them and gives them the ability.”

The only reference to Jews is in a reference to Israel.
“Our Commitment to Israel

We believe in the promise of Genesis 12:3 regarding the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. We believe that this is an eternal covenant between God and the seed of Abraham to which God is faithful.” 

   Genesis, 12:3 says that those who bless Israel will be blessed and those that curse it will be cursed. Do you see anything in there about not trying to convert Jews. We may have an agreement with G-d but I don’t think that Hagee believes it includes salvation without accepting Jesus.

One last thing. I don’t believe anything Hagee or any other preacher says about the rapture and what follows but Hagee and his followers do. Using his influence, he will try to bring on armaggedon by pushing Israel into war with Iran to fulfill what he sees as prophesy. As his influence in Israel grows so does the danger. I can only hope that the politicians have enough sense to separate the moneymaker from the fanatic.

In a future blog I will go into depth as to how the money these evangelical preachers raise, is used in Israel. Many of you will be surprised and shocked by what is happening in Israel, America and all around the world. My research continues.

Why Do They Try To Look Like Us?

   What does a Jew look like? Pretty much like everyone else, I would say. We come in all shapes and sizes, all skin tones, all eye colors and hair that ranges from stick straight to tight curls. With so many media venues using Yiddish expressions, anyone can sound Jewish.

What then makes us instantly recognizable as Jews to both our fellow Jews and to others? It is the rituals of our religion and the paraphernalia that goes with it. A man wearing a yarmulke (kippah) is instantly recognizable as a Jew. A young woman wearing a Star of David, she’s bound to be Jewish. The Torah, the Aaron Kodesh where we keep the Torah, the tallis, modest dress of the orthodox, synagogues with Hebrew names, prayer books in Hebrew and English and our Shabbat services. All these are distinctly Jewish; or are they?

  This is a picture of Hope Of Israel, a messianic “Jewish” congregation not far from my home.

 Looks like a shul (synagogue) doesn’t it? If you were driving by isn’t that what you’d think? If you dropped by on a Shabbos morning, you would see something similar to a real Jewish service.

   Here are pictures of “Rabbi” Barney Kasdan of Kehilat Ariel, messianic congregation in San Diego. and some members of his congregation.

They look Jewish; wearing Tallesim, standing in front of what looks like an Aaron Kodesh and reading from what looks to be a Torah. Even if they were born Jewish (and in this “Rabbi’s” case I’m pretty sure he wasn’t) there is no member that can be even remotely considered a practicing Jew. It’s all for our benefit. To make us feel more comfortable while they fill our heads with their lies. They plant the seeds water them with friendship, love and cult-like teachings. I wonder what would happen if our Rabbis, Cantors and Jewish lay leaders spent as much effort teaching us to love Judaism (and yes, many do especially the Lubavitch) as these evangelicals do trying to teach us to love Jesus. My opinion; these messianic groups would wither and die. No Jew that understands the beauty of our religion has any need to seek another path to G-d. What do you think?

Jews and The Rapture- Why they want so desperately to convert us.

If you’ve been reading my blog you know that there is a huge Christian evangelical movement to convert Jews to Christianity. They call it Messianic Judaism and tell the lie that you can believe that Yehoshua (Jesus) is your messiah and still be a practicing Jew. I’m not going to go into why that is a lie in this blog. I’m going to try to answer the question of why they have a mandate to have Jews accept Jesus as their savior. 

The goal of messianic “Judaism” and similar groups is to blur the line between Judaism and Christianity, to make Christianity more palatable to Jews.  Some evangelical Christian’s believe that for the return of Christ to occur, a certain amount of Jews must accept Jesus. The count varies but 144,000; 12,000 for each of the 12 tribes is a popular number. Most messianic “Jewish” congregations and organizations are intertwined with the evangelicals, who start and fund these congregations. Most of the members of messianic “Jewish” congregations are practicing evangelical Christians.

If you have never heard of the Rapture you are about to. The concept was popularized in the 17th century by Increase Mather and his son Cotton Mather. They said that those who believed would be caught up in the air. When all these good Chistians were miraculously transported to (presumably) heaven, those left on earth would be judged and this would be followed by the millenium. 

Today there are variations on the theme but the basics remain the same. The big difference is the Jewish factor. When the UN voted to give the Jewish people their own nation in 1948, some evangelicals saw this as a sign of prophesy in the Christian bible coming to fruition. I don’t know how they interpreted the bible and there are many different interpretations but this is a compendium of what they believe.

When 144,000 Jews have been converted to accept Jesus, the Rapture will occur sending all true Christians immediately to heaven and the arms of Jesus. (The first reason they need to convert us.) Left behind will be everyone else. During the next thousand years, the anti-Christ will walk the earth trying to turn people away from Jesus. At the same time, the 144,000 converted Jews will walk the earth trying to get people to accept Jesus. (Now you know the second reason they need to convert us.) At the end of a thousand years, the Second Coming will occur and Jesus will return to earth, ruling from Jerusalem. At that time all those who  accepted Jesus will live on earth in peace;  The rest of us-well sorry dear reader but we’re going to hell and burn in the fires of eternal damnation.  Oh, and I thought the Christians were doing this out of their love for the Jews.

Well the truth is out. Evangelical Christians want Israel for Jesus and his followers while they live it up somewhere up above. The fact that Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and all the other faiths that don’t accept their belief system will be burning below, doesn’t seem to bother them one bit. So please-don’t tell me that evangelical Christians are raising millions upon millions of dollars for Israel to help the Jews. Their motives are clear if you just open your eyes and mind to see them. Most of their money in Israel goes to form centers run by evangelical Christiansto help Jews accept Yehoshua (Jesus). The leaders in Israel are blinded by the money and look away from the truth of these people. They are not our friends, they are our nemesis.

My husband tells me this piece of history from the Holocaust. Eichmann offered the Allies a trade; 500 Jews for one truck. He was turned down and the thousands that might have been saved, went to their deaths in the camps. My question is this: What is the price of a Jew today?